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Aug 28, 2013 10:00pm PDT
that's all for us tonight. "anderson cooper starts right now." >>> breaking news, president obama says there is no doubt that chemical weapons were used in syria or the syrian regime used them. the question now, what will he do about it? we will look at the tough choices. they have run from our cameras. the charity we identified as america's worst, raising tens of millions, they say for dying children but spending next to nothing on them. finally they are talking. their claim and how it adds up. we are keeping them honest. >>> later, president obama stands where dr. king stood a half century ago and speaks of courage. we will speak to maya angelou who is and was part of that struggle and she is joining me tonight. we begin with syria and the breaking news. president obama not saying if or when but making the case for a limited strike on syria. not to take down the assad regime but punish it for using chemical weapons. he spoke to gwen eiffel and judy woodruff who asked him the question off the bat. >> how close are you to using a military strike and can you assure the american peo
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Aug 29, 2013 10:00pm PDT
president obama wants to go at it alone, which the white house is signaling he might. parliament in england weighing a resolution that would have okayed the use of force. weighing it and finding it wasn't enough. here is the key moment as the measure failed loudly in the house of comments. >> mr. mcneal, you're like an exploded volcano erupted, calm yourself man. the ayes to the right, 272. the noes to the left, 285. so the noes have it. the noes have it. >> moments after the vote, prime minister david cameron assured members he would not exercise what is known as the royal prerogative to go to war without parliamentary approval. >> i strongly believe in the need for a tough response to the use of chemical weapons, but i also believe in respecting the will of this house of commons. it is very clear tonight while the house has not passed a motion, it is clear to me the british parliament reflecting the views of the british people does not want to see british military action. i get that, and the government will act accordingly. >> voted down the measure despite a report from britain's joint i
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Aug 28, 2013 7:00pm PDT
. president obama says there's no doubt chemical weapons were used in syria or that the syrian regime used them. the question now, what is he going to do about it? we'll take a hard look at the tough choices. >>> also tonight, they've run from our cameras. the charity we identified as america's worst. raising tens of millions they say for dying children but spending next to nothing on them. now finally they're talking. their claim and how it adds up. we're keeping them honest. >>> later president obama stands where dr. king stood 50 years ago and speaks to the courage that carried them to washington. we'll speak to maya angelou. >>> we begin with syria and the breaking news. president obama tonight not saying if or when, but clearly making the case for a limited strike on syria. not, however, to take down the assad regime, only to punish it for using chemical weapons. he spoke today with pbs who asked him the key question right off the bat. >> how close are you to authorizing a military strike and can you assure the american people that by doing so, given iraq and afghanistan, that the uni
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Aug 29, 2013 7:00pm PDT
will president obama order a strike? and my interview with lora dimaggio and what she says about her brother, the man accused of kidnapping hannah anderson. see it all tomorrow night. that's all for us tonight. anderson cooper starts right now. >>> good evening, everyone. we begin with breaking news. action tonight by great britain slamming the brakes on any immediate military action on syria unless president obama wants to go at it alone, which the white house is signaling he might. parliament in england weighing a resolution that would have okayed the use of force. weighing it and finding it wasn't enough. here is the key moment as the measure failed loudly in the house of comments. >> mr. mcneal, you're like an exploded volcano erupted, calm yourself man. the ayes to the right, 272. the theys to the left, 2875. so the noes have it. the noes have it. >> moments after the vote, prime minister david cameron assured members he would not exercise what is known as the royal prerogative to go to war without parliamentary approval. >> i strongly believe in the need for a tough respons
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Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
, president obama says there is no doubt chemical weapons were use in syria or the syria regime used them. the question now what is he going to do about it? we'll take a hard look at the tough choices. >>> also tonight, they have run from our cameras. america's worst raising millions, tens of millions they say for dying children but spending next to nothing on them. now finally they are talking their claim and how it adds up. we're keeping them honest. >>> president obama stands where dr. king was centuries ago. we're going to speak to maya angelu joins me for an emotional insparing conversation. >>> president obama tonight not saying if or when but clearly making the case for a limited strike on syria. not however to take down the regime. he spoke today who asked him the key question off the bat. >> how close are you to authorizing a military strike, and can you assure the american people that by doing so, given iraq and afghanistan that the united states will not get bogged down in yet another war half way around the world? >> well, first of all, i have not made a decision. i have gotte
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Aug 15, 2013 5:00pm PDT
to's documenta documentary. >>> the death toll climbs in egypt and pressure on president obama. with his life l girl's life on the line a father confronts chris christie for his signature, he wants her to be allowed the medical marijuana her parents say she desperately needs. >>> later my conversation about oprah winfrey about the "n" word. >>> the growing carnage in egypt and what, if anything, america can do to stop it. the second part of that, what to do is to say the least, the cost in human live social security plane to see. first, moments ago the muslim brotherhood spokesman announcing over twitter tomorrow will be quote a friday of anger, a day of anger, marches to head toward cairo center afternoon prayers. also tonight the death toll from yesterday's clashes revised upwards significantly. the state run tv station nile tv saying at least 580 people were killed in fighting yesterday and 4,000 wounded. 580 killed, 4,000 people wounded. eyewitnesss say the killing at the hands of government forces, many when troops and security forces firing live ammunition demolished a pa
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Aug 16, 2013 1:00am PDT
. breaking news and shocking video as the death toll climbs in egypt. pressure grows on president obama. also, with his little girl's life on the line, a father confronts chris christie for the signature he believes can save her life, allowing 2-year-old vivian wilson the medical marijuana she needs. her dad joins me along with dr. sanjay gupta. >>> later, my conversation about trayvon martin, the n word and race in america. >>> we begin with the growing carnage in egypt and what if anything america can do to stop it. the second part of that, what to do is unclear. the cost in human lives is plain to see. moments ago, the muslim brotherhood spokesman announcing over twitter that friday will be a day of anger, calling for marches toward cairo's center after noon prayers. also tonight, the death toll from yesterday's clashes revised upwards significantly. the state-run tv station in egypt saying at least 580 people were killed in fighting yesterday, and 4,000 wounded. 580 killed, 4,000 people wounded. eye witnesses say the killing mostly at the hands of government forces, firing live ammunition
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Aug 27, 2013 7:00pm PDT
. a number of submarines believed to be in the mediterranean. the obama administration is promising to release new intelligence shortly. speaking to members of the american legion today, vice president biden sounded 100% convinced. >> no one doubts that innocent men, women and children have been the victims of chemical we pops attacks in syria. and there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> there is ample evidence of an atrocity on the ground. cnn has obtained exclusive video. fred, what's the reaction from the assad regime to continued strong language like that from the obama administration? >> reporter: i think they are hearing it. i was in with the information ministry of the country, who is a powerful figure. he spoke differently than i seen syrian officials speak in the past couple of days. before that you would hear them say if attacked, syria would fight back. the syrian people would rise up. you still hear that rhetoric but a lot less bold, and it comes of course after statements like secretary of state kerry
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Aug 9, 2013 5:00pm PDT
to be traveling with. >>> also, president obama says he'll keep the spies honest when it comes to spying on you. tonight, we're keeping him honest on that and claims he's letting edward snowden force his hand. >>> later, amazing rescues in the flood zone. you'll meet the parents of this baby and you'll show you where the water is still rising. but we begin with breaking news, two big developments that could lead authorities to alleged killer james dimaggi o's carp. his car was found where he allegedly killed hanna's mother and possibly her brother, ethan, as well. >> the blue nissan versa was discovered covered in brush. the license plates had been removed. but local law enforcement in the area were able to confirm through the vin number that the vehicle did belong to dimaggio. >> that's one key development. another, hanna anderson and james dimaggio may have been spotted. paul is working sources and joining us now with the very latest. paul, what are you hearing? >> well, wolf, sources saying that a single rider on a horseback, possibly other riders, but spotted what seemed to be hanna anderso
CNN
Aug 15, 2013 7:00pm PDT
,000 wounded. today, the pentagon canceled military exercises with egypt and president obama condemned the actions. he did not, however, condemn the regime itself. >> we don't take sides with any particular party or political figure. i know it's tempting inside of egypt to blame the united states or the west or some other outside actor for what's gone wrong. we've been blamed by supporters of morsi, we've been blamed by the other side as if we are supporters of morsi. that kind of approach will do nothing to help egyptians achieve the future that they deserve. >> ever since the camp david peace treaty in 1978, that future has been coupled to the united states, especially the u.s. military, with egypt receiving about $1.5 billion a year in american aid. second only to what israel gets. president obama has neither cut off the money or referred to the military takeover as a coup. in a moment, we'll talk about what the u.s. options are now, if any. arwa damon is in cairo live. mona el tahari on the phone. special "newsweek" correspondent peter binehart. and former bush white house spokesma
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Aug 30, 2013 5:00pm PDT
missiles would be on the way in. president obama may not have the support of security counsel or great britain norp the majority of the american public. he sounds, however, like a man who decided to act. >> we have consulted with allies. we have consulted with congress. we've been in conversations with all the interested parties, and in no event are we considering any kind of military action that would involve boots on the ground, that would involve a long-term campaign, but we are looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow act that would help make sure that not only syria but others around the world understand what the international community cares about maintaining this chemical weapons ban and norm. >> limited narrow, no boots on the ground. that's what the president said. there is, however, the capacity for more. barbara starr who joins us shortly learned the uss san antonio is in the mediterranean with 300 troops aboard. certain, that the facts on the ground will justify the response. >> the american intelligence community has high confidence, high confidence. this is common
CNN
Aug 30, 2013 9:00pm PDT
obama making the case for a possible military strike. he says there's clear proof the regime was behind the use of deadly chemical weapons. . the president has not made a final decision on military options but appears to be moving closer to using force. >> in no event are we considering any military action that would involve boots on the ground, that would involve a long-term campaign. but we are looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow act that would help make sure that not only syria, but others around the world understand that the international community cares about maintaining this chemical weapons ban. >> we'll have the very latest developments this hour, including graphic video of a purported new chemical attack. is the president doing the right thing if he goes it alone? what will it mean for america if he does? i'll talk to hans blix, the former chief united nations weapons inspector. >>> plus, the nfl's land mark concussion settlement. what it means for the sport and the safety of the players. i'll talk exclusively to jim mcmahon who is suffering from dementia. he has a
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Aug 22, 2013 8:00pm EDT
such pressure is amazing. president obama called her just before she sat down with me tonight. i've been looking forward to meeting her since i heard that remarkable tape and i'm pleased to introduce antoinette and shortly kendra to all of you. it's extraordinary to hear this tape and there is such an outpouring of people saying how amazing you are. i think you're incredibly heroic and that's that gets thoern around a lot but you saved people's lives. how did you remain so calm throughout this? >> i was actually praying on the inside. i was terrified, but i just started praying. knowing that if i got as hysterical as i was on the inside, outside he would panic. >> so inside you were heretic? >> i was on the inside. >> we hear that at the end, once it's finally over this flood of emotion comes out. >> yes, because then i knew -- i knew they had captured him so i knew at that point in time i could actually take a breather. >> i've heard you say that your pastor talked about being anchored in the lord. is that something that got you through? >> yes, he had just started this actual series that sunda
CNN
Aug 9, 2013 7:00pm PDT
to be traveling with. also, president obama says he'll keep the spies honest when it comes to spying on you. tonight, we're keeping him honest and digging into republican claims he's letting an nsa leaker, edward snowden, force his hand. >>> later, amazing rescues in a flood zone. you'll meet the parents of this baby. >>> two big developments that's correct lead authorities to alleged killer james dimaggio and 16-year-old hannah anderson. his car has been found in idaho, far from san diego from he allegedly killed hanna's mother and possibly her brother ethan, as well. >> the blue nissan versa was discovered covered in blush, the plates had been removed. but law enforcement were able to confirm that the vehicle did belong to dimaggio. >> that's one key development. the other perhaps even bigger. word that hannah anderson and james dimaggio may have been spotted as he's been doing from the very start. oliver camden is joining us now with the very latest. paul, what are you hearing? >> reporter: wolf, sources saying a single rider on a horseback, possibly other riders, spotted hannah anderson
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Aug 6, 2013 10:00pm PDT
meet with president obama. what happened at the meeting? >> obviously, this is a very unusual event, and it has profound significance for the president and by this time, of course, everyone's thinking it is 9/11. >> 12:07 a.m. benghazi time, 6:07 p.m. washington, the state department sends an e-mail to the white house, pentagon and the fbi. it says the islamic military group has claimed credit. >> if there was any thought that this might have been a spontaneous uprising, well, this clearly put that to rest. >> three days before september 11, is a local libyan militia told the u.s. the security situation in benghazi was quickly deteriorating, warning the americans to decrease their presence. >> there may have been a lack of situational awareness. they may have not been able to identify which of the dozens of violent armed groups in benghazi pose a threat to the united states. >> we have breaking news. an american we can confirm now has been killed in libya tonight. >> at about 1:00 a.m., an eyewitness captures a man being pulled from the smoke-filled consulate on video. this is the l
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Aug 14, 2013 7:00pm PDT
of egypt and the huge problem it's become for the obama administration. at this hour, states of emergencies in effect across the country and at least 278 people, mostly opposition members in cairo are dead. this is new video of egyptian security forces raiding one of two opposition camps this morning. they moved in this morning. you can hear shooting in the background as troops kick a wounded man around. a protester that escaped one of the camps said it's an open car. new video of muslim brotherhood fighters pushing an armored personnel carrier off the 6th of october bridge. unlike then, the images coming in, the images you are seeing now reflect plenty of desperation. supporters have been living in these camps for the last month and a half, since the military ousted muhammad morsi. their frustration building. the ruling military junta making it clear they wanted them out. so when the clearing of the camps started this morning, it came as no surprise. but it did mean danger for anyone close by. >> for the muslim brotherhood, sit a battle for some of the hard core supporters, you will see th
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Aug 14, 2013 10:00pm PDT
problem it has become for the obama administration. at this hour, state of emergency is in effect across the country and 278 people, mostly opposition members, mostly in cairo, are dead. this is video of egyptian security forces raiding one of the camps there. they moved in accompanied by tear gas and live ammunition. you can hear shooting in the background as troops kick a wounded man around. said a protester who escaped, it is an open war. the raids touching off battles. muslim brotherhood fighters pushing an armored personnel carrier off the bridge. it is a rallying point leading to tahrir square during the 2011 uprising the images coming in, the images now reflekt little inspiration but plenty of desperation. muslim brotherhood supporters have been living in camps the last month and a half since the military ousted mohamed morsi. their frustration building them rule military making it clear for weeks now they wanted them out. so when the clearing of the camp started this morning it came as no surprise but meant danger for anyone close by. >> for the muslim brotherhood it is a battle
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Aug 9, 2013 9:00pm PDT
. >>> also tonight, the skeptics weigh in on president obama's plan changes to intelligence gathering he says to make it more transparent and accountable. among the questions, what do his reforms actually reform. later, the facebook posting that has the whole country reeling in horror. a picture of this man's dead wife, and his murder confession. dr. drew pinsky, he's here to make sense of this apparently senseless act. american success story," "that starts with one of the world's most advanced distribution systems," "and one of the most efficient trucking networks," "with safe, experienced drivers." "we work directly with manufacturers," "eliminating costly markups," "and buy directly from local farmers in every region of the country." "when you see our low prices, remember the wheels turning behind the scenes, delivering for millions of americans, everyday. "dedication: that's the real walmart" at humana, our medicare agents sit down with you and ask. being active. and being with this guy. [ male announcer ] getting to know you is how we help you choose the humana medicare plan that works b
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Aug 14, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. >>> we begin with breaking news, the war e, yes, the war and the huge problem for the obama administration. state of emergency is in effect and 287 people, mostly opposition members are dead this is video of egyptings security forces raiding camps. they move in this morning acompanied by tear gas and ammuniti ammunition. troops kicked a man around. a protester, it's an open war. touching rough running battles and new battle of muslim brotherhood fighters pushing off a bridge. the bridge is a rallying point leading into the square. the images coming in and seeing now reflect precious inspiration but plenty of desperation. supporters have been living in the camp for the last month in a half since the president mohamed morsi was ousted, frustration growing making it clear for weeks they wanted them out. when the clearing of the camp started this morning, it came as no surprise but meant danger for anyone close by. >> for the muslim brotherhood, it is a battle for some of those hard core supporters, you will see them out there continuously but at the same time -- >> they are cle
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Aug 20, 2013 1:00am PDT
in custody tonight. meanwhile, there are growing calls for the obama administration to cut off aid to egypt. joining me is nick paton walsh. what more do we know about it, nick? >> reporter: state media is saying that he was picked up not far from the mosque where the large sit-in protest that was disrupted five days ago where they kept the dead. they've been showing pictures of him on state television in a white shirt and next to him is a man guarding him with an ak-47. these images very much part of the government. in the past few days they are fighting terrorism and that's obviously their word for the muslim brotherhood. now, mohamed badie in custody. he's been wanted for a number of charges, a whole scope of things it brotherhood are accused of. but this, of course, will feed in to the fears that now the brotherhood are going to be pushed underground. there's no scope for negotiation. that's been off the cards for a number of days, if not weeks. we've seen the violence in the past week and now we have the majority of their leaders in state custody and these images which are, frankly, hi
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Aug 1, 2013 5:00pm PDT
obama will meet with putin next month. some in congress are calling for a stronger response. in the meantime there are reports snowden is getting job offers. lo lon snowden and his attorney bruce vine join me tonight. mr. snowden, when you heard the news today, what did you think? what went through your mind? >> i was surprised. i didn't expect it. i was thankful . it was a good day. a positive step, one more step of many. we have work to do here on u.s. soil. we being folks who are concerned about these surveillance, the unconstitutional surveillance programs and that really is where my focus is at the time. >> there is obviously the larger issue that you're now concerned about and also very personal issue of your son and his future. have you spoken to him? do you have any idea where he's gone? do you hope to go there? >> i have not spoken directly to my son and i don't intend to do so until the appropriate time and i believe that will be sometime. we communicated through entpeop >> i spoke to the russian lawyer that represents him. we discussed the train of events needed f
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Aug 5, 2013 7:00pm PDT
't overreact. >> you hear president obama saying al qaeda is on its heels. i think that's the quote. do you believe that's still the case? is one interpretation, that peter -- one idea that peter forwarded, is that this is a sign of desperation on the part of al qaeda central, trying to tell al qaeda in the arabian peninsula to do something? is that your read on it? >> my read is that al qaeda is on a long decline, but americans perspective of time is short. we measure time in this country in terms of months, years. al qaeda, when i talked to people debriefing al qaeda detainees, al qaeda talks about time in decades and centuries. the decline is very slow. there will be episodic threats that we're seeing today. we should not confuse that, though, with the resurgence of the al qaeda organization. >> so, paul, the white house today wouldn't say whether the u.s. homeland was a potential target. was that out of an abundance of caution? or wouldn't we be seeing amped up security here if that's the case? >> i think so, there's no indication from the administration that the u.s. homeland is a targ
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Aug 5, 2013 5:00pm PDT
benghazi, the reaction, i think would be different. the political costs of benghazi to the obama administration, as you know, was very, very large. and that is the political context here. >> what happens now? does the u.s. wait this out? does the threat go away? at some point the embassy is open? >> this is fascinating. when we're going to remember from yellow to orange back in '03, '04, '50, we used to sit there and watch the threat matrix drive us, to escalate the threat warning. and then you'd say, how do we get out of this, in this case, something we haven't talked about, the american government has said, the travel warnings will expire, that's the american government saying, we're not sure whether we can mitigate this strength, we're not sure whether this will decline, we want a way out, and the way out is to say, there's an end date on the threat. >> appreciate you being on. >>> a bride on her honeymoon killed. several others injured, a man plows a car into a popular california board walk, all of it caught on tape. >>> a 360 exclusive, two americans justine agers who became
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Aug 8, 2013 1:00am PDT
. 4a nw(fe >>> president obama got a shout out from troops today at camp pendleton and he had a warning for them about the dangers still out there. >> al qaeda affiliates and like minded extremists still threaten our homeland, still threaten our diplomatic facilities, still threaten our businesses abroad and we have to take these threats seriously. >> signs of that threat triggered a global terror alert, as you know, and the bases forward. what got everyone so worked up? reporters elih lake and josh roguen believe they know. their daily beast article is al qaeda conference call intercepted by u.s. officials sparked alerts. one u.s. intelligence official saying like this was a meeting of the legion of doom. josh rogan joins us as fran. fran serves in the dhs. josh, go to have you on the program. i know you can only say so much because you want to protect sources and concerned about balancing your reporting with national security. this being said, cnn spoke to a number of sources today and terrorism experts who say that 20 plus leaders of al qaeda communicating with each other a
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Aug 16, 2013 9:00pm PDT
and descends into what we saw in algeria, disintegrated into civil war. >> mike, you say the obama administration has been too passive in it's approach, that it's got to be more concerned about what is happening. what should the u.s. be doing in egypt? what should officials have done? >> i think that we have to be very concerned about the fact that we're basically irrelevant to this process there. i think the first thing we have to do is take a much stronger line with general cc. on the one hand, the muslim brotherhood was definitely taking the country in a bad direction but hard to see how these events will improve the situation. this is basically a return to mubarak and he ran the country into a cul-de-sac. i don't see how this could make it better. >> it seems you could make a strong case the u.s. can't make much of a difference either way, the u.s. influence in this current situation, mike, is relatively weak. >> well, this is something one hears a lot behind the scenes from the obama administration, but there is an absolute lie certainty, an absolute certainty if you step forw
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